1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,…
Because of what Jesus did in restoring our relationship with God we now have a living hope, for our hope is in Him. Hope means a confident expectation of good to come. As a believer we should be living in hope every day. We can do so by first looking to hope past. The children of Israel had a promise given to them by God of good to come. A Messiah would come and deliver them from their sin. That expectation of good came to pass just as God had said.
We can now live in hope present, looking at all that scripture teaches us that Christ has fulfilled for us, that every promise God had given to us in this New Covenant is now ours by faith. Jesus in shedding His blood for us has taken what was a promise and made it a present day reality. As we learn of these promises fulfilled, and exercise faith for them, faith being the substance of these things hoped for, we expect good to come in our lives today.
We can also live in hope to come, as we know Jesus will return for His church, and we will ever be with the Lord. All who are born again are no longer without hope, for God is their hope. Don’t live a hopeless life. The Messiah has come, and every promise He has fulfilled for this life we can walk in by faith, knowing we will also see Him come again. We have a living hope in Jesus Christ our Lord.